A sound clip from President Thomas S. Monson is trending on Instagram reels as parents share photos and videos of raising their children.
The audio comes from the talk, “Finding Joy in the Journey” from 2008. The former prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said:
“If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly.”
The audio clip has been used nearly 7,500 times and racked up millions of listens from around the world. The inspiring message has resonated with parents, grandparents, and guardians of all faiths and walks of life. You can watch some of the videos or make your own reel by clicking here. Watch President Monson’s entire message below.